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for federal officials to end their oversight of the california state prison system. >>> the obama administration is pushing for a national gun control legislation. meanwhile, a wave of new regulations has already made its way to the california legislature. including assembly member nancy skinner's bullet bill targeting ammunition sales. >>> and a massive oil tanker sideswipes the bay bridge, alarming environmentalists and prompting a federal investigation into what caused the crash. coming up next.
. >> fewer people are expected for the second obama inaugural than the million plus who showed up for fths irs and fewer activities as well, but a die-hard obama fan with the right hat can party anywhere she wants. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for extras and analysis. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes, just search state of the union. fareed zakaria gps is next. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we v a series of feisty debates on the hot topics of the day. we start with president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions
at the moment. and this was an opportunity for, essentially, for president obama and the united states to make some good on much of the content of the 2009 speech. which is very important. i think people are potentially losing sight of that. the second takeaway, i think, is the question of intelligence and what we've known about what's going on in libya for the past 42 years. and it's remarkably little. you know, this is, i think of it also as a symptom of particular countries that go into sanctions blackouts because once, you know, once that happens, you basically institutionally lose some knowledge which is not regenerated this time as time goes on. and i think that's, you know, when situations change and there needs to be some repository of knowledge upon which you can draw to figure out what's going on, it's not there because the place has been off the map for quite some timement -- time. and i think that lack of institutional knowledge complicated the u.s. response to what was going on not only in remember -- libya, but in other countries, arab spring countries. the third interesting thin
president is going to give president obama their recommendations on tuesday in the state of the union is scheduled for february 12th, one month from yesterday. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> fox news is taking a closer look at the gun control debate with a special hannity airing tonight featuring a studio audience compromised some of the new yorkers who were outed by the journal news for having gun permits. that is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. >> arthel: growing concerns over the shortages of flu vaccines as sick americans are overcrowding emergency roommates and the cdc says the flu outbreak is reaching epidemic levels with new york state declaring a public health emergency. anna has more. >> reporter: this year's strain is nasty. it's particularly bad making people sicker for longer. hospitals around the country have seen spikes in flu related admissions and deaths. nationally public health officials say some places are experiencing shortages and patients are having to wait on shipments coming in. >> yesterday evening, 123 flu vaccines and now we
obama has placed be guided states and the right side of history, putting our support to the political and economic reforms and universal human rights people in that region are demanding. seismic events like those under way in the middle east come with both opportunities and risks. so do our counter-terrorism efforts. we have to remain vigilant that in ensuing transitions to not create new opportunities for terrorist financiers. indeed, we must make sure we are able to take advantage of these new opportunities to continue our efforts against those financiers and the terrorists a support. in closing, i would like to say a brief word about the evolution of the terrorism finance committee. what started as an analytic niche a decade ago has evolved into a full-blown community of financial intelligence experts today and his work directly supports the president's national-security agenda. these dedicated experts and public servants, many of whom are here today, have proven the power financial intelligence. this strand of intelligence has given us insights and understanding of terrorist netwo
court. a third is obama care where the states refuse to follow the federal policy and sued for the right to do that and won a mixed holding from the supreme court. in the midst of all this, you have a supreme court which is itself very much -- everybody come on up. there are some seats in the front. don't be shy. the supreme court is very much influx. that area is unsettled in a way that it has not been for a very long time. and in the midst of all of that, talk about putting a cat among pigeons, legalize marijuana. and this is more than any of the previous policies, a direct confrontation with federal policy. they did it, moreover by referendum. lopsided votes to the public. now a parameter for our discussion is i think it's going to say that none of our comments are rehearsed. but i think we're all probably going to agree that federal policies as a matter of law is supreme here. i don't think that's in question. what is in question is what is wise for the federal government to do in this situation and what is wise for the states to do because more of them will be considering marijuana
, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. quote, and this is from e-mail, either e-mail or call when you can with suggestions, woolard wrote. the e-mail stated quote, the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for will be the largest solar thermal project in the world. brightsource energies project was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house regarding that loan closure. at a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said toward, quote, you are asking the guy who's in charge of making a final decision to proofread an e-mail that your chairman was going to send to the white house chief of staff, and you say there's no political involveme involvement? well, in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval and may 2011, a month after silver refused the proofreading request, which he reviewed as the e-mail as can be seen from his personal account, his personal e-mail account, not his department
there's no way they will accept an assault weapons ban and president obama made it clear today the united states is accelerating its withdrawal from afghanistan and plans to leave very few troops there after next year this. much is clear. gone is the goal of nation-building and u.s. congressman phil gingrey felt two so-called rape candidates in the republican party wasn't enough. he's just come out defending aiken's legitimate rape comments and once again republicans keep it up and the story that's the star of hollywood, it's right here in the nation's capital. this is "hardball," a place for politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i am pink and i am a covergirl. ♪ i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chanti
that reads that the validity of the public debt of the united states should not be questioned. they say, based on that, they would support president obama, in raising the debt ceiling without congressional approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is not something we are going to do or are prepared to do. but we have a all right from dozens of democrats i
obama made a number of nominations to his cabinet, including the current white house chief of staff, jack lew, to head up the treasury department. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by secretary timothy geiger and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had greater and the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i could not blamed him when he tried to tell me he was not the right guy for the job. [applause] but i knew that his extensive experience with economic policy made him qualified. i knew he could hit the ground running. he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emerged in the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor to save the fi
states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, i think it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical about the ability of the united states to do that. definitely when chuck hagel and senator jack reed traveled with president obama, this is part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have? guest: they do get along personally. i think if you looked at the first term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secre
that is morally ode use in every way. >> it's the president of the united states, president obama, who made the choice that they wouldn't face accountability. here's the president on january 11, 2009, making this argument about moving forward that's become the kind of hallmark with a look. >> i don't believe anybody is above the law. on the other hand, i also have a belief that we need to look forward as looking backwards. and part of my job is to make sure that, for example, the cia, you've got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep americans safe. i don't want them to suddenly feel like they've got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering. >> i think that's what people should be doing. they should be very concerned about wleernt they would go to jail. last night at riverside church in new york, hundreds gathered to celebrate the 85th birthday of ramsey clark, the former u.s. attorney general. among -- one of the last times i saw ramsey clark was in syracuse. he was testifying at a trial of scores of people, peace activists who had laid
. >> the president's plan include guest worker visas tough laws e background checks. president obama wants a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already here. he may announce his plan at the state of the union. he may have back taxes for those who obtain legal status. most republican senator marco rubio in florida whose parents are cuban immigrants. an omnibus bill can be easily blocked. he wants to make it easier for those with skills and tech savvy immigrants. he sets back the cause issuing work permits and haurlting deportation of illegal immigrants just prior to the election. in the wall street journal he explains why republicans must embrace immigration reform. 70 percent of the 12 and a half latino voters cast votes for the president in the last election. quote, i think it's a rhetoric by a handful of voices in minority but loud nonetheless that allowed conservatives are anti hispanic and anti immigration. i don't think there's a lot of concern in this country that will somehow get over run by ph.d.'s and entrepreneurs. marco rubio sees this as a gateway issue for hisp
states to do that -- chuck hagel very skeptical of the ability of united states to do that. when he traveled with president obama, a think this was part of this discussion. host: what relationship does carry schmidt and senator hagel have? guest: if you look of a first term of the obama administration, there were doubts about his foreign policy and. it was natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state. i think in a second term, he is not running for reelection. he is more inclined to pick somebody he is comfortable with. the gun along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in it administrations -- they got along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in the administration. i think the fundamental reason, senator hagel, he and the president are in lock step. one of the things it should be done in the hearings for the nomination, and the things about american power and leadership, it is fine to talk about the limits of power. everyone should understand hard limits to power. i think that issue, that debate can be used fully put on the table w
's a signal from obama that he will pursue the course he pursued in the first term, to spend as much as he needs to establish the entitlement state and tax at a higher level to pay for it. jack lew is exactly the kind of liberal historically who has been his warrior on the front in negotiating on this. there is no indication that lew would go in any other direction, and it is clear to me that by this series of agreements obama has made, unlike added a first term more features people of independent stature, he has gone from a team of rivals to team of underlings. >> well, that is one nomination, but the nomination of former srepublican senator chuck hagel to head the department of defense has generated heat and light. zbigniew brzezinski, general john johns, brent scowcroft, as well as colin powell and former defense secretary bob gates. the senate has rejected only nine cabinet nominees to will chuck hagel be the 10th? >> i don't think so. i thought he would have an easier time that he has, but when all is said and done, there are lots of people from the bush administration, high-visibilit
in 2000 -- to early 2010 about a year after obama took office, three things happened. the first was -- it came from united states supreme court and i think no person in the united states that i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court then karl rove. two decisions. one in 2000 obviously was washed the gore which put his candidate in the white house and two, in 2010, citizens united decision. that opened the floodgates for contributions, unlimited contributions and in many cases from secret sources with no transparency whatsoever that is just unprecedented in history. the second thing that happened was running the republican party and it kind of ran into a ditch. he couldn't raise a dime and early in 2010 you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that they republican national committee had been entertaining its donors at a strip club. and for the party of family values, this did not work too well so they could not raise a time. this gave wrote his opening, so in april he had a luncheon at his house in washington d.c. at weaver terrace. it was cohosted by
recommendation to president obama later this week. former secretary of state colin powell and senator joe manchin both weighing in today. >> i'm a gun owner. i'm a believer in the second amendment. i know the amendment rather thoroughly. i know the issue of the well-regulated militia. but at the same timeresponsibil constitution and bill of rights to protect our people and with respect to assault rifles i see no need for bush mav in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged. go out toy range and fire a bushmaster. >> you can't push law abiding gun owners away. they have to be at the table. and you need to find out what their preference of protecting that. and what i would say to all of my friends that are nra and gun owners, that there's no way that they're going to take your second amendment rights away. that won't happen. >> let's get right to nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. with another good day to you, peter. the vice president's going to be reporting his findings to the president tuesday. do we have an idea what he might be recommending? >> well, he sort of
. imagine that, the a nobel peace laureate sitting in prison and president obama the other day hailed the spirit of cooperation between the night states in china. abe there's an argument for that but these two guys are nobel peace laureates, and there ought to be some -- another thing about china, in 2010 we did not have human rights talks with china. we are a liberal democracy and they are one-party dictatorship at the gulag. we held human rights talks with them and afterword, after one session, the president questions for our guys. as assistant secretary of state named michael posner. i think he is assistant secretary of state for democracy or something like that. in the press said, talks with the chinese communists to torture tibetans and others every single day. archive the press said they are some immigration law? if he did come up, did you bring it up or did they? posner said we did, early and often. early and often to show that we too have problems in our society. this is what we used to call the the battle phase of the war of the criminalist. it is not gone. the final remarks.
that obama's budget got no votes, because that wasn't obama's budget. the sad truth is that we do not have a budget in the united states, a new one and there are consequences for that, not the least of which are the dozen or so close calls with government shutdowns in the past few years. >>> plus, those continuing resolutions, they're short-term. they avoid tackling long-term problems like federal debt and the deficits. the uncertainty of that short-term thinking wreaks havoc on businesses and their investment and unemployment. look no further than the debt ceiling showdown in summer of 2011, that led to the budget control act which was a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for automatic cuts that were to take place at the end of 2012. you know those, as the sequester, which i've said many times, is a stupid name for a stupid thing that only washington could come up with. big surprise, with those sequester cuts, by the way, washington gave themselves another extension, two more months, so march 1st, america has another cliff to worry about going over. these people are re
. americans are afraid that president obama will chip away at the second amendment. you will hear more of what the nra president had to say today on cnn's "state of the union" with candy crowley. and that will be coming up. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the school massacre in newtown, connecticut a town hall has been scheduled for tomorrow and resident he is today are meeting to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is in newtown. susan is there any consensus among the people who are speaking about what to do? >> reporter: oh, marty, i think at this stage, people would be surprised if there would be a consensus. i mean, it's so early and so fresh in everyone's mind. after all, 27 people were killed during that terrible mass shooting, including -- including several children ages 6 and 7. and at this meeting, we heard a range of opinions about what should happen. this lasted an hour and a half. i was struck by the number of sandy hook parents who were here. one of them said this was such a horrible thing
of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the optics of th
favored white and male. president obama, if that's his real name, has nominated a bunch of men to serve in top national security positions including head of the cia, secretary of state and secretary of defense. and not helping matters he picked women to be secretary of vacuuming and secretary of doing the dishes. >> what? >> the washington post said supporters are irked by the shortage of ladies in prominent jobs especially after making women's issues a big part of his campaign. look at him smile mocking them. to me it is massage nighs to put women in cabinet. that's just me. discuss, shall we? >> lightning rooooouuuunnndd. lightning round. >> on a scale of one to impeachment, how much do you care if he doesn't choose any women? >> i look at the track record. you have desiree rogers who was employed by the president. she was the social sectd. >> that was a guy? >> she was a woman. then have you susan rice and the whole benghazi thing. then you have secretary of state hillary clinton which both sides of the political aisle have been pleased with her job, but then there was the benghazi
epidemic. 73% of all death last week caused by pneumonia and the flu. 47 states experienced widespread flu activity up from 44 this week. the child death has raised to 20. the flu vaccine is 62% defective almost five than will still get sick if they get the shot. and obama will issue the city of the union address on february 12th just days before the debt ceiling limit. not every politician is as gifted speaker but hit kim cooper fumbled his state of the state address yesterday. >> working together we can punch holes -- if jesus. [laughter] it is the crescendo working together, we can punch some pretty vague goals in the darkness. god bless colorado. lori: a great sense of colorado. he got a great laugh. and not just the old boys' club with a critical article with this picture the president meeting with 10 mail advisers but the white house put it this bichir the next day president obama with three female advisers. if you are still outraged now it is president obama with three advisers female and three advisers mail trying to call for more diversity. if you are an adrenaline junkie not afra
, secretary of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the opt
will transpire in the region. prior to 9/11 the united states contained terrorism on my part of the world. after 9/11 we actively went after and our strategy was to eliminate and now with president obama it's to disengage. they see us disengaging. now, i would remind, you're right exactly why we went in there. now the reason why al-qaeda was able to locate was because of the taliban control. i don't think there's any doubt that the taliban are a significant force remaining. and al-qaeda has proven to be remarkably capable of regenerating itself with new leadership quite often. so you see a region and with enormous difficulties not to mention the threat of iran being, continuing on the path towards the acquisition of nuclear weapons. let me ask you about the president's choices for his cabinet. correct me if i'm wrong but i can't remember a time when the opposing party has opposed every single person that the president nominates for his cabinet. it's usually been the rule if the president's going to be in charge of the government, we have to give him the people he wants to run it. but republicans
with the professor coding judicial attendance in the state of the union address, from the time of woodrow wilson to present. we got this idea because of the citizens united case, and samuel alito mouthing not true to president obama making i think and this statement about maybe the scope of the law. and you see over time the court struggling with that role, their public role at certain public -- political events like the state of union. the courts presence at the state oof the union has decreased with the justices saying i don't want to be a potted plant at a political pep rally, et cetera. so there are other ways we can see maybe the public thinks of the court more in political terms or the court is more aware of what it does and doesn't want to do activities of other branches of government. >> your thoughts on how conservative this court is compared to other times? >> no, i'm not going to go there. but i would say that what's interesting is not a politicize the court is but whether it reflects the majority reviews of the american people. and i don't know the answer to that but i think that's a
to the states. >> i wanted to ask you a question about api's relationship with the obama administration. before the election, you said it seemed they were being -- they were reaching out more compared to the start of the administration. are you seeing more of that now that the pre-election has happened a? i use seeing that you are able to get your messages across to the administration? are you seeing from them? you talked about expanding access with the reelection of the obama administration is seems that is pretty much off the table. the five-year plan is off to which they do not seem to be a movement towards expanding access. is there a deal that could be made there? >> and let me try to remember all of the questions all and respond accordingly. there is lots of opportunity to develop u.s. resource. the outcome rests the authority, the congress could act. there is already under foot and some expanded to expand the potential opportunities. there is bipartisan support in for tinia. you have been looking in does arizona and the resources. the chairmen is talking about a revenue sharing proposal
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